Category «In the news»

Laker Dylan Farrell named NJCAA Player of the Week

After leading the MCC-Longview Laker baseball team to victory in its opening weekend, sophomore right fielder Dylan Farrell was named the NJCAA player of the week. “(Farrell) may be one of the most talented players that have ever come through our program,” Coach Clint Culbertson said. “He is learning how to use all his tools …

MCC signs reverse transfer agreement with KU

Representatives from the University of Kansas (KU) joined key associates from Metropolitan Community College (MCC) today at a signing ceremony to establish a reverse transfer agreement between the two entities. This agreement allows students who transfer from MCC to KU the opportunity to transfer credits back to MCC in order to satisfy degree requirements for …

MCC helps lure large aviation employer to KC

A large aviation maintenance provider announced Friday that they will open a facility in Kansas City, creating hundreds of new jobs and generating millions of dollars in revenue for the metropolitan area, and MCC’s workforce development offerings helped seal the deal. Aviation Technical Services (ATS) announced the company plans to open a new 607,000-sq.-ft. facility …

MCC earns #2 spot on KCBJ’s ‘Top Colleges’ list

Metropolitan Community College has been named one of the top 5 colleges in metropolitan Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal. The ranking, part of the publication’s annual ‘Top Area Colleges and Universities’ list, is based on fall 2013 credit enrollment. For the second year in a row, MCC is no. 2 on the list. Johnson …

KCP&L gives MCC lineman program a lift

Current and future electric utility line technician students at Metropolitan Community College now have a chance to work with additional real-world equipment even before they venture out into the real world, thanks to Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L). The company today donated an electric utility bucket truck to the utility lineman program at MCC-Business & Technology. The donation is …

Students learn lessons the hard way during homelessness simulation events

More than 150 MCC-Blue River students participated Wednesday in One Homeless Day, a simulation experience designed to raise awareness of the epidemic of homelessness in our community. After voluntarily locking up cell phones and skipping morning showers, students donned grubby clothes and built shelters from boxes and tarps, huddling together for warmth on the chilly …

MCC awarded $12.2 million to improve student support

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Metropolitan Community College more than $12 million for the five-campus college system to enhance its support of at-risk and underserved students. The grant award is part of the Dept. of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program, which helps postsecondary schools expand their capacity to serve students through improvement and strengthening of academic quality, institutional …

MCC in the news: Francis Institute director weighs in on universal pre-K

As officials in the Kansas City Missouri School District are considering the benefits and drawbacks of implementing universal pre-kindergarten, one thing is certain: more early-childhood classrooms = more early childhood teachers. And just where and how the district is going to come up with these additional teachers was the subject of a recent Kansas City …